I want a necklace like this. I wish life had a ctrl-Z function. How useful would that be? oops, I didnt mean to do that.Undo.Undo.Undo. Even doing my hair, it would be so useful. More?More?More! Too Much! Undo!Undo!
Big fan of paint drops. Below is a vintage Moschino bag. So apparently they were always in vogue! Once you look around, it seems they are all the rage now. Wall decals, advertisments and shoes are getting in on the paint craze.
Went down to Daylesford ford the weekend. Fresh air and country life. Nothing beats scones on a cold autumn afternoon, paired with a cup of hot chocolate. I also did love how, instead of scooping icecream into the ice chocolate, they cut them into cubes. Taking mental notes for Kay's kitchen tea...maybe scones and ice chocolate could be on the menu.I even managed to start my sketch book, sitting on the porch trying to get inspiration. After my birthday, I made it my resolution to pick up drawing again to get myself into a creative space again.
Went to Healesvilles for my birthday and we stumbled upon Innocent Bystander, a local winery. They have a great cafe where the smell of coffee just fills the room. Great tasting area with helpful staff, where I ended up buying some delicious pink Muscato for my friend's hen's weekend . We ended up chilling there, reading magazines, drinking coffee and trying their pastries. My boy found an arcade table so ended up reliving childhood memories whilst I continued to try their flourless chocolate cake. I definitely recommend this place. It has such a great relaxing atmosphere.
In short, a fair mix of 'nanna-style' (think quilts) with hipster retailers (think designer fabrics), and lots of take home 'kits' (sewing kits, toy kits, purse kits, knitting kits...). Also I felt there was lots of 'encouragement' going around... try paper crafting! join in blogging clubs! sew your ideas down on blank fabric in this open space! make felted food items in another open space! All in all, lotsa women across 3 floors talking about and doing 'Craft' in its various forms. I kinda liked it.
Highlights for me:
1. chatting to the girls from Ink & Spindle, who are really talented and lovely. I bought some material from them to make a bag and they asked me to send a photo of my finished project.
2. chatting to the chick from Kids with Crayons and buying some neat presents.
3. being a good little vegemite and trying out most of the free workshops.
i went to the 'don't ditch it, fix it' stall and was taught a few useful skills from a burdastyle girl, like mending pockets as well as gigantic holes in knitted things.
I made a card at the 'Paper Cut Bar'.
I knitted a 'hot toddy' thing (to wrap about a mug) at the 'It's a Purl Thing Bar'.
I embroidered the outside of a cassette tape pattern at the 'Stitch Bar'.
1. completely missing the burdastyle and tessuti fashion show and free workshop on hand-dyeing (that's what happens when you don't plan ahead and start reading the guide at 2.45pm).
2. waiting Forever for a free seat at the 'Its a Purl Thing Bar'. It's a popular one.
3. excitedly hearing about 'Craft Happy Hour' between 4pm and 5pm where free things are given out every 10 minutes... and not seeing a single Show person giving anything away... boo!
4. i don't think there were any 'special' Show prices on fabric... But there were decent Show prices on wool at Pear Tree Yarn - commendable.
Went boot shopping with Kay the other day and finally found a pair of over the knee boots that fit my tiny feet and disproportionate calves... So thats lend me to some much wanted boots inspiration. Basically, how to wear my boots without looking like a Pretty Woman wannabe.